The Travelling Pedestal
The Travelling Pedestal scheme is intended to promote inter-visiting between Chapters within the Royal Arch Province of Yorkshire West Riding.
The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent Stewart G. Carley is most grateful to
E. Comp. Thomas Lindsay Ward PPGSwdB for making and donating to the Province, the Travelling Pedestal and carrying case.
The first presentation of the Travelling Pedestal was made by The MEGS Stewart G. Carley at the meeting of Provincial Grand Chapter on Saturday 7th November 2015.
The Travelling Pedestal was presented to the MEZ and members of Knaresborough Priory Chapter No 4171 who are the first “Receiving Chapter”.
E. Comp Frank Taylor, PGStB, Assistant to the Provincial Grand Principals, will co-ordinate and oversee arrangements made for the Presentation of the Pedestal and the administration of the Scheme in general.
The Chapter presenting the Travelling Pedestal is referred to as the “Presenting Chapter”, and the Chapter receiving it as the “Receiving Chapter”.
Since the inception of the scheme in November 2015 the Travelling Pedestal has been presented to 17 Chapters across the Province:
Marquess of Ripon No 837, Ripon
Chapter of Judea No 265, Keighley
Chapter of Unanimity No 149, Meltham
Magdelen Chapter No 242, Doncaster
The Sincerity Chapter No 1019, Wakefield
Amphibious Chapter No 258, Heckmondwike
Chapter of Truth No 521, Huddersfield
Chapter of Sincerity No 61, Southwood, Halifax
Brunswick Chapter No 408, Howarth
Royal Forest Chapter No 401, Waddington
Goderich Chapter No 1211, The Allerton, Leeds
St Philip’s Chapter No 7116, Tapton Hall, Sheffield
St Nicholas Chapter No 2559, Thorne
Saint Oswald Chapter No 910, Pontefract
Three Grand Principals No 208, Dewsbury
Integrity Chapter No. 380, Morley, on Thursday 3rd October, 2019
The Travelling Pedestal was transferred to Chapter of Integrity No 380 meeting at Masonic Hall, Thornfield House, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley LS27 0QG on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 6.30pm.
The Travelling Pedestal will be transferred from the Chapter of Integrity No 380 to the Chapter of Moravia No 387 meeting at Hoyle Court, Baildon on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 6.30pm. The Most Excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp Stewart G Carley will be attending the Convocation, accompanied by the Rulers.
Companions wishing to attend the Convocation should contact Comp Mark Simmons, Scribe E, Chapter of Moravia.
The Travelling Pedestal remains in the safe keeping of the Chapter of Integrity No 380. It was not possible to make arrangements for the transfer of the Travelling Pedestal prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the general suspension of Masonic meetings. Although the lifting of the general suspension has opened up the possibility of Masonic meetings we must move forward with caution, being mindful of the continuing impact on members and the limitation imposed by HM Government. The transfer of the Travelling Pedestal between Chapters usually attracts an attendance of over 50 Companions to the meeting. In the current circumstances the Travelling Pedestal will remain with the Chapter of Integrity No 380 for the time being.
I trust that the time will soon come when we will be able to ‘again assemble together with those feelings of affection and goodwill which animate the meeting of friends who have sometime separated’.